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RNZ: Morning Report

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The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6.00am to 9.00am every weekday. Geoff Robinson and the team go behind the headlines to cover the breaking stories, interview the news-makers and background the events summarised in Morning Report's full half-hourly news bulletins. In addition to its wide-ranging network of overseas correspondents and contacts, who provide unparalleled coverage of international events, Report can draw on the formidable resources of Radio New Zealand’s nationwide news gathering staff, including the Parliamentary team and the Wellington-based special correspondents. This is the programme that politicians and newsmakers are happy to get up early for – and if they’re in the news, you’ll hear their side of the story on Morning Report! Included in the programme every day are: rundowns of the headlines in New Zealand’s morning newspapers at 6.09am and 7.40am; Rural News at 6.21am; rundowns of the major news stories in overseas newspapers at 6.40am and after 8.00am; Mana News at 6.42am, covering events of special interest in and to Maoridom; and Business News at 6.50am. Special weekly features include chats with popular Australian correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes at 7.55am on Mondays and 8.55am Fridays; “vegie expert” Jack Forsyth’s fruit and vegetable update at 8.54am on Thursdays and, on Fridays, the Weekend Weather at 8.50am and Feedback from Morning Report listeners – their faxes, e-mails and letters – at 8.52am. Morning Report – the news programme that gets you up and running and fully informed about all local and international issues by 9.00am.

The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6.00am to 9.00am every weekday. Geoff Robinson and the team go behind the headlines to cover the breaking stories, interview the news-makers and background the events summarised in Morning Report's full half-hourly news bulletins. In addition to its wide-ranging network of overseas correspondents and contacts, who provide unparalleled coverage of international events, Report can draw on the formidable resources of Radio New Zealand’s nationwide news gathering staff, including the Parliamentary team and the Wellington-based special correspondents. This is the programme that politicians and newsmakers are happy to get up early for – and if they’re in the news, you’ll hear their side of the story on Morning Report! Included in the programme every day are: rundowns of the headlines in New Zealand’s morning newspapers at 6.09am and 7.40am; Rural News at 6.21am; rundowns of the major news stories in overseas newspapers at 6.40am and after 8.00am; Mana News at 6.42am, covering events of special interest in and to Maoridom; and Business News at 6.50am. Special weekly features include chats with popular Australian correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes at 7.55am on Mondays and 8.55am Fridays; “vegie expert” Jack Forsyth’s fruit and vegetable update at 8.54am on Thursdays and, on Fridays, the Weekend Weather at 8.50am and Feedback from Morning Report listeners – their faxes, e-mails and letters – at 8.52am. Morning Report – the news programme that gets you up and running and fully informed about all local and international issues by 9.00am.
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The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6.00am to 9.00am every weekday. Geoff Robinson and the team go behind the headlines to cover the breaking stories, interview the news-makers and background the events summarised in Morning Report's full half-hourly news bulletins. In addition to its wide-ranging network of overseas correspondents and contacts, who provide unparalleled coverage of international events, Report can draw on the formidable resources of Radio New Zealand’s nationwide news gathering staff, including the Parliamentary team and the Wellington-based special correspondents. This is the programme that politicians and newsmakers are happy to get up early for – and if they’re in the news, you’ll hear their side of the story on Morning Report! Included in the programme every day are: rundowns of the headlines in New Zealand’s morning newspapers at 6.09am and 7.40am; Rural News at 6.21am; rundowns of the major news stories in overseas newspapers at 6.40am and after 8.00am; Mana News at 6.42am, covering events of special interest in and to Maoridom; and Business News at 6.50am. Special weekly features include chats with popular Australian correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes at 7.55am on Mondays and 8.55am Fridays; “vegie expert” Jack Forsyth’s fruit and vegetable update at 8.54am on Thursdays and, on Fridays, the Weekend Weather at 8.50am and Feedback from Morning Report listeners – their faxes, e-mails and letters – at 8.52am. Morning Report – the news programme that gets you up and running and fully informed about all local and international issues by 9.00am.

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English


Episodes

Kerry-Anne Walsh with news from Australia

10/17/2019
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It's Friday so we cross the ditch to Canberra to talk to our correspondent Kerry-Anne Walsh.

Duration:00:04:08

Bird of the Year competition to be fierce

10/17/2019
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With just ten days until voting opens, young New Zealanders are flocking to support their favourite Bird of the Year. Competition is fierce this year with the reigning Kereru vying to keep its top spot. But a change in the voting system means some of the lesser known birds might get a look-in. Our Youth Affairs Reporter, Katie Doyle has the story.

Duration:00:03:05

Laurie Anderson guest curator of 2020 NZ Festival of Arts

10/17/2019
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Laurie Anderson has been announced as one of the curators of the 2020 New Zealand Festival of the Arts. She joins the actor and composer Bret McKenzie and director and choreographer Lemi Ponifasio as the three guest curators of the festival. Marnie Karmelita, the Creative Director of the Festival, spoke with Gyles Beckford.

Duration:00:05:24

Simple sugar gel treatment for babies tops awards

10/17/2019
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The Royal Society - Te Apārangi celebrated the achievements and contributions of New Zealand's leading researchers at its annual award ceremony on Thursday. The winners came from a wide variety of research areas in science and the humanities. They included people working on commercialising ultrafast lasers, supporting young people to become engaged citizens and developing stretchable electronics. Alison Ballance has the details.

Duration:00:03:29

Volunteers collect vital information

10/17/2019
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Volunteers picking up rubbish on beaches are also collecting vital information about the state of the environment. The data from so-called "citizen scientists" has been included in a major report on New Zealand's marine habitat. Our reporter Matthew Theunissen headed out on one of their "litter intelligence" surveys to see how it's done.

Duration:00:02:51

Donation dilemma for mid-decile schools

10/17/2019
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Some schools are facing a tough decision over the government's scheme for abolishing donations in schools in deciles one through seven. Many of those in the upper end of that range, deciles five, six and seven, will suffer a funding cut if they stop asking for donations and opt into the scheme which pays 150-dollars per student. RNZ's education correspondent, John Gerritsen has this report.

Duration:00:03:23

Market Update for 18 October 2019

10/17/2019
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A brief update on the movements in the financial sector

Duration:00:00:54

Govt looking at forcibly closing tracks to save horse racing

10/17/2019
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A law change could force horse racing clubs to not only give up their race tracks, but lose their freehold land as well. The industry is in a severe state of decline and, overseen by the Racing Minister Winston Peters, a raft of reform measures are taking shape. An Insight investigation has found one of those measures is likely to force clubs to sell tracks to fund the upgrade of others. Max Towle filed this report.

Duration:00:03:43

Kiwi South Africans focus on Japan match

10/17/2019
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Rugby fans will be gearing up to watch the All Blacks clash with Ireland this weekend. But for Kiwi South Africans, the big match will be the Springboks against Japan. At the last Rugby World Cup, Japan stunned South Africa in a pool match causing arguably the biggest upset in rugby union history. Deon Wallace is a South African living in Auckland. He spoke with Susie Ferguson.

Duration:00:02:21

Irish media bullish about chances of beating the All Blacks

10/17/2019
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The All Blacks take on Ireland in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals in Tokyo on Saturday night and while the Irish are underdogs, not everyone sees it that way. The Irish are looking to reach the semi-finals of a world cup for the first time. RNZ's rugby reporter Joe Porter spoke to rugby writers Gerry Thornley, of the Irish Times, and Murray Kinsella, from online sports site The42.

Duration:00:03:52

Abuse survivor speaks out against Jehovah's Witnesses

10/17/2019
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Jehovah's Witnesses church elders in New Zealand have been told to destroy documents, and child sex abuse survivors fear that will lead to the cover up of crimes. A survivor network has given the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse copies of the church's edicts, urging the commissioners to take action. Shayne Mechen is a survivor network organiser. He spoke with Gyles Beckford.

Duration:00:04:25

Reports armed police could go on patrol

10/17/2019
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New Zealand Police are expected to announce later today Armed Offenders Officers in special armoured vehicles will routinely patrols parts of Auckland, Waikato and Canterbury in a bid to cut down response times to firearms incidents. Susie speaks to RNZ's police reporter Ben Strang about what's behind the move.

Duration:00:05:41

Sports News for 18 October 2019

10/17/2019
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New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has recorded one of his best rounds of the year to sit atop the leaderboard at this week's European Tour tournament in France.

Duration:00:02:02

Chicken, leek and bacon sausage wins supreme award

10/17/2019
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One sausage to rule them all. A chicken, leek and bacon sausage has taken out the Supreme Award at this year's Great New Zealand Sausage Competition. Glenn McKendry from Westmere Butchery in Auckland beat 500 other entries from over 90 butcheries around New Zealand with his winning snag. He spoke with Gyles Beckford.

Duration:00:03:14

No clues on highway opening date for Raetihi residents

10/17/2019
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Raetihi residents hoping for a clue about when State Highway 4 will reopen were left disappointed after a public meeting in the central North Island settlement last night. Transport Agency officials reassured locals the road -- wrecked by a massive slip earlier this month would be restored -- but couldn't say how long it will take, what route it will use or how much it will cost. Our Taranaki Whanganui Robin Martin reporter was at the meeting.

Duration:00:04:14

Serious flaws found in benefit fraud investigators

10/17/2019
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A top-level review has found serious flaws in the oversight and training of benefit fraud investigators with the Ministry of Social Development. The independent assessment was ordered after a Privacy Commissioner's report said the ministry had been systematically misusing its powers while pursuing suspected fraud. But concerns remain about whether the beneficiaries who were the targets of potentially unlawful investigations will get any redress. Our social issues reporter Sarah Robson has...

Duration:00:03:10

Parliament's vote on Brexit deal looking shaky

10/17/2019
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed a new withdrawal deal with the European Union, but still faces a huge challenge in getting it passed by Parliament. Susie speaks to The Telegraph's Brexit correspondent, James Rothwell.

Duration:00:03:19

Spark Sport promises to deliver

10/17/2019
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Spark Sport is promising to deliver for it's customers this weekend. The All Blacks will be playing Ireland in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal. Throughout the Rugby World Cup it's streaming service has had technical issues and glitches. Andrew Pirie, the head of Corporate Relations at Spark, spoke with Gyles Beckford.

Duration:00:03:12

Hansen: Strong bench gives confidence

10/17/2019
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The All Blacks feel as well placed as they can be heading into tomorrow night's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Ireland. With all 31 squad members available, the New Zealand selectors yesterday named a largely predictable 23-man side for the match in Tokyo. Notable selection decisions did come in the midfield and at hooker, but coach Steve Hansen and the players are in an optimistic mood as they prepare for the crunch encounter. Ireland, though, are also confident, with two wins in...

Duration:00:04:55

NZ First focuses on standing out ahead of next year's election

10/17/2019
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RNZ's political reporter Jo Moir, who is heading to Christchurch today to attend the New Zealand First conference, says this weekend is all about the party differentiating itself from others in the coalition government ahead of next year's election.

Duration:00:04:32